15th Finance Commission constitutes High Level Group for balanced expansion of Health Sector

May 25, 2018 15:22 IST
15th Finance Commission constitutes High Level Group for balanced expansion of Health Sector

The Fifteenth Finance Commission on May 24, 2018 constituted a High Level Group consisting of eminent experts from across the country in Health Sector to examine the strengths and weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of Health Sector.

The Committee will be convened by Dr. RandeepGuleria, Director of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Members of the High Level Group

Job Profile

Dr Randeep Guleria (Convenor)

Director of AIIMS, New Delhi

Dr Devi Shetty

Chairman of Narayana Health City, Bengaluru

Dr Deelip Govind Mhaisekar

Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Science, Pune

Dr Naresh Trehan

Medanta City, Gurgaon

Dr Bhabatosh Biswas

Professor & HOD of Cordio Thoracic Surgery at R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata

Prof K Srinath Reddy

President of Public Health Foundation of India

Terms of Reference of the High Level Group on Health Sector

• It will evaluate the existing regulatory framework in the Health sector.

• It will examine strength and weaknesses of the health sector for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector, keeping in view the India’s demographic profile.

• It will suggest ways and means to optimise the use of existing financial resources and incentivise the state governments’ effort on fulfillment of well-defined health parameters in India.

• It will holistically examine the best international practices for the health sector and will seek to benchmark the frameworks for these practices with an aim to optimise benefits keeping in mind the local issues.


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